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george washington and the making of the nation's highest office. what did you discover new about george washington and this biography? >> the constitution had executive power in a president of the united states, but it failed to disclose what those powers were to visit and it didn't even tell the president how to use them. it told them simply that he was to execute the office of the president. what does that mean? it means nothing today. it meant nothing then and that is what the framers wanted. they had lived for years under an absolute monarchies in indolent and under the tyranny of that malarkey and they were not about to recreate the rtc they created a figurehead in the first president of taking the oath of office was to be just that and george washington and penn the commander-in-chief of the revolutionary army army that defeated the world's most powerful army on earth and one the nation's independence. they adored him and they elected him by the unanimous vote the only president to be elected unanimously. so he took his oath of office and swore to preserve the to protect and defen
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. seven blacks and six whites left washington, d.c. on two buses they headed south. at first, only minor hostility greeted them. but when one bus arrived in birmingham alabama, a mob surrounded them and beat the freedom fighters. >> i was on the greyhound, that was the bus they set on fire. burned it. and we would have all burned to death had it not been for the fact that one of the fuel tanks of the bus exploded, scared the hell out of the mob. >> reporter: that ride ended abruptly and the riders feared the violence would snuff out the movement. the first ride was not the last. students willing to face death picked up the cause boarding buses heading south. in his san francisco home, frank nelson shares his story with blankenhide. nelson took his first ride in june, by then the movement had spread to trains. >> they got off the train and headed to the homes that were right there. the black riders went into the whites homes and they were carted off to jail. >> reporter: nelson was 23 when his body was bruised and beaten. >> friend, i'm a mississippi segragist and i'm proud of it. >> repo
on washington. i am proud to stand before you as the first african-american, first woman city administrator. >> [applause] >>thank you. i i am grateful to be inspired and mentored by many great civil rights leaders and my educational leaders which includes usf law school. >> [applause] >> and my family members who have mentored me and have paved the way for me along my career path. i could not have gotten there without them. my greatest inspirations are my parents william little and maria little, and i my greatest inspirations are my parents william little and maria little, and i want to talk about howthey were inspired by the march on washington and dr. king's speech which subsequently has passed on to me. my mother was among the 200,000 people who joined dr. martin they were inspired by the march on washington and dr. king's speech which subsequently has passed on to me. my mother was among the 200,000 people who joined dr. martin luther king on the march on washington 50 years ago and stood up for the rights for freedom.as a teenager growing up in washington as a teenager growing up in
our march on washington conversation series, as a father and son reflect on what that event has young people were found with courage and some often radical symptoms, i wouldn't have the >> ifill: and we close with the story of army staff sergeant ty michael carter, who received the nation's highest military honor today for his bravery druing the war on afghanistan. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the united states insisted today it is "undeniable" that syria's rulers gassed their own people last week, just outside damascus. that was coupled with new warnings of repercussions yet to opportun
one. span, we bring a public affair of events from washington to you. white house readings and conferences. gaveling complete gavel-to- coverage of the house. c-span, created by the cable tv industry 34 years ago and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. now, you can watch us in hd. >> a look at the unfolding situation in syria and how humanitarian efforts are being carried out. million refugees have left for neighboring countries. from washington journal, this is 20 minutes. host: joining us next is dr. ron waldman, president of doctors of the world usa, joining us to talk about the group's activities among the world with refugees, in particular the syrian refugee camp from which he has recently returned. thank you for being with us. this is a photo in this week's "new york" magazine with an article and a photograph of a camp. it is open two weeks. it is now home to 120,000 people. the population of hartford, conn. you were recently at this camp. it looks like largely a tent city. what was your experience like? guest: a very large encampment of refugees. it is
to politics. i spent a semester in washington with my school, colgate university. i saw washington and i thought, a think tank might be an exciting place to be. i know people don't think of think tanks as being exciting. so the center of american progress was starting up one of my professors gave me a new york magazine article about it. it was new, aggressive, it was a think tank but sort of wasn't your grandmother's think tank. so i decided to apply for an internship at the center for american progress. it was great, it was a lot of fun. it was pushing a progressive agenda like many think tanks haven't been. it was trying to change the message to show that progressives weren't all week on national security. showing religious voters could be progressive. it was trying to change things. >> where has this idea come from in your life? >> my family -- in part because i grew up in a small village in upstate new york under about 1,000 people. i'm adopted. i'm from korea. my siblings are also adopted. my one brother is african-american. the other brother is correia. my parents are white. my fat
" this sunday, august 25th. good sunday morning. thousands of people gathered here in washington saturday to re-create the march on washington where dr. king gave his famous i have a dream speech. and it was exactly 50 years ago today, august 25th, 1963, that dr. king and the executive secretary of the naacp, roy wilkins, appeared right here on "meet the press." many of you either already had the chance or will have the opportunity to see that special program as we have made it the original broadcast available to our nbc stations across the country. our roundtable joins us in just a moment. but first joining me now, the only living speaker from the march on washington, congressman john lewis. he spoke yesterday in front of the lincoln memorial. >> you cannot stand by. you cannot sit down. you've got to stand up, speak up, speak out, and get in the way, make some noise! >> congressman lewis, welcome back to "meet the press." >> thank you very much, david, for having me. >> what a moment. we actually have the two images. there you were 50 years ago as a 23-year-old speaking so powerfully and 50 y
. we're always adding burdens, who is we, washington, when they don't let a camera around. there is so much money here, life is good >> john: we start with myth number 7 because americans are so fat it's government's job to help us eat better. >> changing old habits is never easy. >> john: no, it's not. so the first lady says to change behavior. >> it's going to take government doing its part. >> john: if michelle obama wants to inspire us by exercising on the white house lawn, that is great but with government it's force. >> this is not banning what you are buying but simply the size of the cup that can be used. >> john: in my hometown, they are upset about big cups of soda. they want big cups illegal. >> this is biggest thing to curb obesity. >> john: i can buy two o, that is 32 ounces around i can buy one of these. how does this curb obesity? >> my mayor is proud he has forced every chain restaurant to clearly post calorie koonth. >> there were few skeptics but now they are national models. >> john: that sadly that true. under obamacare all big chains will have to post calorie count
days five decades ago in front of majestic lincoln memorial in washington dc. the march on washington was an assemblage of people in power converging on washington dc, our nations capital, only occasionally seen every few decades. a quarter of 1 million americans march on washington that hot summer day. each representing thousands and thousands of americans were standing up for both racial equality and job opportunities. across the nation. now i will defer to our main speaker, the man who is there and whose words you will soon hear them up but this was the largest public gathering in washington dc until that time in our nations history. only surpassed by some of the antiwar marches that followed later in the 60s. african-americans, teachers, students, union workers, 30 of all creeds and people of many walks of life, came together to appeal to the conscience of the nation and demand action that would enable the patient to live up to our constitutional ideals. that would free african-americans from the shackles of poverty and discrimination and free all of us from the reality of segrega
to come to washington. i saw this more as a possibility. agree, when you go on the internet, everything looks the same. i think that readers and new media consumers have become a lot more discerning. you read faces you trust. that is why a lot of times the articles we write, we do our own reporting, but maybe i will use a quotehat someone gave reuters were the washington post and i will link to reuters or the washington post and give them credit for. byyou can read an article your favorite authors. they might say hey, good to andrew cell of an and see what is on his blog. your youhat i like start to figure out who you trust. absolutely, there are things i read on the internet, a blog i have never seen come i don't really know whether or not i should trust it. so i usually look into it a bit more myself. but that is what i like about new media. readers become more savvy and become more intelligent and it is a process of discovering and a much more assertive and interactive way of getting the news. >> who owns "the huffington post"? believe she owns it and we have part of aol. >> doesn't
speaker from the march on washington, congressman john lewis. he spoke yesterday in front of the lincoln memorial. >> you cannot stand by. you cannot sit down. you've got to stand up, speak up, speak out, and get in the way, make some noise! >> congressman lewis, welcome back to "meet the press." >> thank you very much, david, for having me. >> what a moment. we actually have the two images. there you were 50 years ago as a 23-year-old speaking so powerfully and 50 years later an elder statesman, sir, if you don't mind ne saying. >> i don't mind. >> a pioneer of the civil rights struggle. that had to be quite a moment. >> it was a moving moment to stand there in the same spot 50 years later where dr. king and others stood. i think in the past 50 years we have witnessed what i'd like to call the nonviolent revolution in america, a revolution of values, a revolution of ideas, and our country is a better country. >> you know, the president will speak on wednesday in the same spot. he'll mark 50 years since the i have a dream speech. we've talked over the years, and you told me about a year
news to tell you about after washington, following the first examination of the newborn panda. the tiny cub got off to a healthy start. the animal showed vibrant signs of life. at the end of the ten-minute exam vets were happy to learn the newborn has a steady heartbeat and functioning organs. a second exam is scheduled for tomorrow. >>> here is the first look at this morning's scrambled politics. ruth gader ginsburg vows to stay on the court, calling it one of the most activist courts in history. suzanna martinez and west virginia congresswoman shelly mark ped dough are two of the prominent women leaders mentioned by a new super pac. recruiting more republican women to run for office. >>> thousands rallied in washington saturday for the 50th anniversary of the 1963 march on washington. john lewis talked about what it was like before that historic march. >> when i first came to washington in 1961, the same year that president barack obama was born to go on freedom rides, black people and white people couldn't be seated on a bus or a train together to travel through the south. >> former
, all eyes on washington and the state department. that's because secretary of state john ker seset to make a remark on the situation in in syria. his comments come after u.n. investigators completed an inspection of chemical weapons attacks today in and around damascus. the u.n. saying investigators interviewing survivors and doctors and collecting samples before returning to their hotel, but not until after there was a sniper that forced them at one point in time to rey treat. we go to washington. bring us up-to-date. >> reporter: all along in the five days since that chemical attack and the horrific images out of syria to television and computer screens worldwide, the administration from the president down stress any option or retaliation exercised must be of an inter national nature. of we know that john kerry had at least two dozen phone calls with his counterparts around the region and world including the syrian foreign minister on saturday. he spoke with the 4 french and the foreign ministers from a number of gulf states. the united states doesn't want to go this alone and br
to washington, d.c. but i love growing up there and it gave me a unique perspective. >> ok. what is it like to have that mixture of a family in a small town in upstate new york? >> well, it was very fun around the holidays. my dad would come in and we should teach my classmates about hanukkah and my bar mitzvah in town was a big event. i was the only one who had a big party. they couldn't understand hebrew and they appreciated it and i think i liked because, you know, in a lot of ways, growing up, i always felt like i was special, i was different. i could sort of chart my own course, you know. it was -- and, you know, i think there was because i was a little bit different, there was a lot of attention put on me and i was always aware of that but i think i was able to -- my siblings and i, my parents were able to educate a lot of people in town who didn't know a lot of jews or asians or african-americans. and i went to school with the same people from k through 12. we had a lot of fun. it was wonderful. i love growing up in a small town. i miss being in a small town. so, i loved it. it was g
. good morning from washington. it's august 26, 2013. this "the daily rundown." my first reads of the morning. the obama administration is stepping up plans for military action against syria put together the international coalition the white house says is needed for a strike. every action the president took this weekend, whether it was saturday's meeting with his national security team or round of phone calls to u.s. allies suggest it's less a question of if than when. options on the table include cruise missile strikes from navy destroyers and submarines in the mediterranean. bombs could be launched from u.s. fighter jets without actually entering syrian airspace. targeting syrian command and control or airfields from which chemical attacks could be launched. today, u.n. chemical weapons experts begin their inspection of the suburban damascus towns where doctors without borders estimate that at least 355 people were killed and more than 3,600 injured by a chemical attack last week. the u.n. spokesman says the inspectors were deliberately shot at multiple times as they proceede
with a lawsuit claiming trump university is making false promise autos remembering the march on washington. nearly 50 years later two residents share stories and yes honey? dad told me that cheerios is good for your heart, is that true? says here that cheerios has whole grain oats that can help remove some cholesterol, and that's heart healthy. [ dad ] jan? ♪ >>> secretary of state kerry delivered the obama administration's sharpest condemnation yet to last week's apparent chemical attack in syria, blaming the assad regime for at tack saying the administration will hold the syrian government accountable. syria rejected the regime's denial of responsibility. >> make no mistake. president obama believe there's must be a a.ktibility for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. nothing todz is more serious, nudging is receiving more serious scrutiny. >> kerry says the u.s. is now conferring with world leaders about a appropriate response. >>> a second teenager is in custody for the fatal beating of an 88-year-old world war ii veteran. h
. obama can be. >> heckled over health care and questioned about his citizenship. why is "the washington post" targeting senator ted cruz. wasn't the post upset about so-called birthers questioning president obama. nina easton and brad blakeman join us on the left wing media assault on ted cruz. ♪ [ villain ] well mr. baldwin... it appears our journey has come to a delightful end. then i better use the capital one purchase eraser to redeem my venture miles for this trip. purchase eraser? it's the easy way to erase any recent travel expense. i just pick a charge, like my flight with a few taps, it's taken care of. impressive baldwin. does it work for hotels? absolutely thank goodness. mrs. villain and i are planning our... you scare me. and i like i let's go what's in your wallet? pcentury link provides reliable yit services like multi-layered security solution to keep your information safe & secure. century link. your link with what's next. >>> something about republican senator te cruz is scaring the mainstream national liberal media like "the washington post." according to breitbart.
to mark the 50th anniversary on the march on washington that the fight for equal rights is not over. >> we cannot give up. we cannot give out. we cannot give in. >> lewis was the youngest speaker during the 1963 civil rights march and we're going to speak with him about what the movement still needs to accomplish. >>> miley cyrus causing a lot of blushing last night at the vma awards. why parents are now kind of angry. nts and alumni. people like, maria salazar, an executive director at american red cross. or garlin smith, video account director at yahoo. and for every garlin, thousands more are hired by hundreds of top companies. each expanding the influence of our proud university of phoenix network. that's right, university of phoenix. enroll now. we've got a frame waiting for you. to prove to you that aleve is the better choice for her, she's agreed to give it up. that's today? [ male announcer ] we'll be with her all day to see how it goes. [ claira ] after the deliveries, i was okay. now the ciabatta is done and the pain is starting again. more pills? seriously? seriously. [ groans ]
.. >> the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. and later, senator tom coburn hears from his constituents during a town hall meeting in oklahoma. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> host: walt mossberg, has technology plateaued? >> guest: oh, no, absolutely not. absolutely not. technology is always changing and always coming up with -- technology companies are always coming up with something new, and there are new technology companies all the time incubating, a lot of them are in what we call stealth mode. we don't even know who they are. certain technologies plateau and things move on, but in general, no. not at all. >> host: i guess i ask that because the last couple years we've had the explosion of smartphones, we've had tablets come online. what's out there? >> guest: well, first of all, there are vast numbers of people especially in the less developed cups, but even in the developed countries who don't own a smartphone and, certainly, there are vast thurms that don't own -- numbers th
washington. andrea, it's always great to talk to you on issues like this. i think what we're seeing is this sort of steady escalation in the rhetoric we're hearing out of the administration and members of congress. give me your reaction to what you heard from secretary of state kerry and from the white house today. >> this has been endeniably forceful, explicit, about as literal as they will be saying that a chemical attack took place. there is no doubt about. the only small doubt was whether it was from the regime. they made it clear it is from the assad regime. they said what secretary kerry said in an impassioned extraordinary speech from the podium at the state department, if there were any doubt that the regime was responsible, it was erased by the fact they tried to cover it up and wouldn't let will the u.n. weapons inspectors in. he said the u.n. team itself will not be dispositive because they were only looking at whether an attack took place and they do have more intelligence which they will be distributing and making public about the level of the attack. dhe clearly have p
out to mark the 50th anniversary of the march on washington and martin luther king. even in a progressive city like san francisco, we have a long way to go. here are the numbers showing inequality. >> reporter: equality for all, san francisco has one trend. only 6% of san francisco residents are african americans but they are half of the population in jail. former administrator spoke. >> we have to dig deeper to find answers for why we have this disparity in a city that is focused on creating equality. >> reporter: collin powell. >> all the progress has been made, but the deem is not achieved yet. >> reporter: this weekend thousands of people marched in washington d.c.. >> we march because in the 50s it was in the till. now it is trayvon martin. >> reporter: on the backs of those who fought equality. >> for them i would not be attorney general and barrack obama wouldn't be president of the united states of america. >> reporter: there are more on the streets and in jails. >> we are dealing with crime and punishment and race in society. >> i have a dream. >> reporter: 50 ye
are back. >>> 50 years after the march on washington where it stands on central goals, the right to vote  [music] welcome. in 1963 dr. martin luther king called for racial justice and equality. >> i gave blood on that bridge in alabama. i will not stand by while they take the right to vote away from us. this summer the supreme court struck down and there will be tighter voting laws. >> voting rights is really -- when we look at the right to vote. it is the avenue for which we show we care if we care about criminal justice issues it is a at the ballot we can voice our opinion of issues. it essentially mutes americans to speak on the other issues. >> i heard from a lot of african/americans that they care about, one was the travon martin voter. >> all generations and all demographics. this attack on voting rights we are are seeing across the demographics that care about this issue. inspirational photos that came from washington. young people we see who are there and think the issues are extremeliy important. it speaks to the desire of americans to fight for this fundamental right that is a p
? >> washington, where they often don't want our camera around. >> we can't just take a picture of the beautiful atrium? >> no. >> but there's so much money here, life is good. >> once people come to d.c. they never leave. >> and now, from the fox news headquarters in new york, john stossel. >> we start with myth number 7 because americans are so fat, it's government's job to help us eat better. >> changing old habits is never easy. >> no, it's not. so the first lady says to change behavior. >> it's going to take government doing its part. >> if michelle obama wants to inspire us by exercising on the white house lawn, that's great. but government doing its part usually means force. >> this is nothing to do with banning the ability to buy as much as many sugary drinks as you want. >> in my hometown the mayor is upset about big cups of soda. he wants cups this size illegal. >> this is the single biggest step any city has taken to curb obesity. >> please, i can still buy two of these. that's 32 ounces. or i can go to a supermarket and buy one of these monsters. how does this curb obesity? >> thank
. >> reporter: when president obama marks the 50th anniversary of the march on washington this week, his supporters will be expecting tough language from him on the growth of state voter id laws. attorney general eric holder is among those fearing the 1965 voting rights act is being stripped-down. >> this struggle must and will go on in the cause of our nation's quest for justice. until every eligible american has the chance to exercise his or her right to vote, unencumbered by discriminatory or unneeded procedures, rules or practices. >> reporter: with the justice department filing suit last week against texas to stop implementation of its voert id law, leading texans are accusing holder of living in the past. >> this is deeply depressing to see the chief law enforcement officer in the country use partisan politics -- and that's all it is -- to drive a wedge between americans based on race and ethnicity. it's really sad because it has come a long way. >> reporter: a photo id is required to enter many government buildings, planes, buy alcohol, cigarettes and more. some say you cannot fun
it's another high-powered offense. >> you stay in washington, back-to-back there away. and talks second half. >> real quickly, we're running out of time. but as you said, two years ago, maybe you snuck up on people last year. probably not so much this year. september 5th, our first xfinity sunday. thanks for watching. >>> good evening. we've on a special time because of sunday night football. we'll have more on the 49ers game a bit later in this newscast. but, first, more violence in oakland. four people are recovering after being shot in east oakland. two of the victims are children, a 12-year-old girl and an 8-year-old girl. the shooting happened in the middle of the day just before 2:30 this afternoon. kimberly? >> reporter: diane, police are still searching for the suspect or suspects in this case. streets were blocked off as police investigated the incident which left a man, a woman, an 8-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl injured. all have been taken to local hospitals. oakland police was busy at the crime scene but just stop today give us an update on the 12-year-old's c
chemical attack in syria as washington moves one step closer to military action. we are live with the latest. >>> growing concerns. a raging wildfire shows no signs of slowing down this california, and it could soon start affecting the water supply of an entire city. >>> hit-and-run on the racetrack. a driver takes out the pit crew costing him the race. who is really to blame? >>> the reunion, the performances and the outfits. we have the good, the bad and the ugly, the very ugly, on the mtv video music awards. ♪ >>> good morning, everyone. we begin with the mounting crisis in syria pushing the u.s. one step closer to military action. >> as the u.n. weapons inspections team today heads to the site of an apparent chemical weapons attack, last week the u.s. was considering its military options. abc's devin dwyer has the very, and he has latest from washington. >> reporter: good morning, diana and john. that's right, u.s. officials are in the midst of urgent consultations over syria. there is a growing consensus something has to be done. as for when, one official told abc news
's investigation. cbs news washington. >>> iraq remains tense this morning after a wave of deadly bombings and shootings on sunday. in baghdad a car bombing left three people dead. about four dozen people died in bombings and shootings across iraq. months of violence threatened to shake iraq's fragile coalition. >>> two major trials over the killing of antigovernment protestors in egypt were postponed. the former president was transported from a court on sunday. he is being retried in the killing of protestors two years ago. his trial resumes next month. the case against six muslim brotherhood leaders was postponed until october. >>> coming up on the morning news, emergency landing. a delta flight makes an unplanned landing after possible smoke in the cockpit area. this is the cbs morning news. the cbs morning news. with new smucker's natural fruit spreads,nou] every day can be truly extraordinary. ♪ spread a little sunshine with naturally delicious smucker's natural. in this corner, the big cheese. and in this corner, dawn platinum. [ female announcer ] get the power of an overnight soa
you the front page of "the washington post" -- and the front page of " the washington times" -- as we have said, several of those members of congress went on the sunday shows yesterday. senator bob corker, a republican of tennessee, he is the ranking member on the subcommittee, he appeared on fox news sunday yesterday. i want to play you a bit of what he said. [video clip] >> i think we will respond in a surgical way. as soon as we get that to washington we will ask for authorization from congress to do something very surgical in , something that gets their attention and makes them understand we will not put up with this kind of activity. i think there are numbers of things that we can do, both from the shift that we have based friday's -- the ship we have based off of the coast. i think you are aware that we have people on the ground in very nearby locations. obviously, no boots on the ground. i think we will take action. it may not wait. additional activities occur there. congress has had a pass on these kind of activities for a long time. i think it is time for us to take a step up
, describing them as an insult to common sense. and we report from washington. >> reporter: un weapons inspectors will soon be at the scene of what appears to have been a chemical weapons attack outside damascus. the syrian government has agreed to cooperate and suspend fighting in the area while it continues to deny responsibility. >> we said it once, twice, we offer again our assurances that we have never used, not in gut or in syria no chemical weapons of any form. >> reporter: there is little doubt the syrian regime carried out the attack saying un inspectors are too late to be credible because evidence has been degraded or destroyed. >> we cannot in the 21st century allow the idea that chemical weapons can be used with impunity and people can be killed in this way and there are no consequences for it. >> reporter: but russia says there is evidence syrian rebels were responsible for the attack and the foreign mill industry warns military response targeting the close ally the regime would be a mistake and inflame the volatile region but military action is an option being considere
start ups. in washington d.c. they only hate you when your successful. then we're going to open it up to the audience. as - >> we work with people all over the united states. we have an intelligent to do that we're suppliers there and we get to them and explain the how and why and what to do. and that's another way to leverage our networks and our stories to be able to do that. and march for innovation that's a great thing it's allblast about how easy it is to do those things. i take every opportunity to be out there talking to people because numbers are great bs but as human nature it's better to put a face to a story and i encourage you to all do that. our start up was because we decided to get together and do that. he's from kansas and he takes every opportunity to talk about our stories. we have a network to make sure we keep going forward with this >> thank you we're going to go to questions from the audience. we're going to start with a few partners. first bob who's president and ceo of the san francisco chamber and if i'm not imposing too much we have others to the extent we
up, new arrival. >> we get our first look at the latest attract at the national zoo in washington, dc. >> we will take you back to washington, dc, where president obama is getting set to hand the nation's highest military on, the medal of honor, to staff sergeant ty carter, antioch native >> the governor is meeting with firefighters at the base camp in tuolumne camp and being briefed by a state and federal fire and emergency official, the rim fire having reached 150,000 acres, roughly the size of the city chicago. it is only 15 percent contained. >> we will switch gears and let you have a look at the newest addition at the national zoo in washington, dc. >> the smithsonian which runs the zoo provides this picture of the cub which received a clean bill of health. the panda weighs 4.5 ounces. >> doesn't look like a panda yet but the fur will grow in the next few months. >> thanks for join us. [cheers and applause] >> hello, everybody, and welcome to millionaire. a big thank you to my hunky oscar escort, anders. it is millionaire's "countdown to the oscars" week, and we have gone truly h
's order. brian moore, nbc news, washington. >>> many people in israel are preparing for the worst because of concerns for a western attack on syria and syria perhaps retaliating against israel. they distributed gas masks to the public today. the demand has tripled sense the reported chemical attack in syria last week. >> because of the problem in syria, it's good to get a gas mask. it's better to be safe than sorry. >> israeli defense officials also held emergency meetings this weekend as well. >>> a man from antioch is in washington. and he's scheduled to be honored by president obama. 33 year old ty carter will receive a mid alf honor for actions in afghanistan. carter's parents, wife, and three children are expected to be on hand for the honor as well. carter has served two tours in afghanistan and says he'd like to continue his service by working with others who struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder. >>> and new at 11:00, california lawmakers aim to limit revenge porn. it is for spiteful people posting ex-lovers on line. they are considering a bill that would punish such conduc
for tuning in. i'm live tonight in washington, d.c. tonight's lead, driving back the gop's anti-voting drive. one of the most respected republicans is slamming his party for trying to restrict voting rights. and he is issuing this warning. >> these kinds of procedures that are being put in place to slow the process down and make it likely that fewer hispanics and african-americans might vote i think are going to backfire because these people are going to come out and do what they have to do in order to vote. and i encourage that. >> so colin powell says it's going to backfire, that people will come out and vote. well, they came out this weekend. you could see it. you could feel it. the parks department says some 178,000 people used the city's metro system, most to go to the rally and march. we came out to retrace the steps of dr. king and others, and to say we will fight for our right to vote. >> i gave of blood on that bridge in selma, alabama, for the right to vote. i am not going to stand by and let the supreme court take the right to vote away from us. you cannot stand by. you cannot sit
anniversary of the march on washington. . >> free at last, free at last, thank god almighty we are free at last. >> over the weekend thousands walked in the footsteps of those civil rights pioneers. heros from 50 years ago and all this week, we'll be bringing you special coverage right here looking back at the key moments of that week in august 1963 that fortified a movement and changed the course of history. today, the women who shaped civil rights with merrily williams. >> where are the women that need to be acknowledged in this movement for freedom and justice. we must not forget them. >>> and good day. i'm andrea mitchell in washington where president obama is weighing military options against syria after u.s. intelligence concluded this weekend there is no longer any doubt that the regime did use chemical weapons against his people. after stonewalling almost a week syrian president assad did permit the u.n. inspection team to get to the site of the suspected chemical attack today although one of their vehicles was damaged by taking fire from unidentified snipers. chris hill the dea
are suffering. it has been too long. joining me today, washington bureau chief of "the huffington post" ryan grim, vice president of demows, heather mcgee, senior fellow on the council of foreign relations ed husan and benjamin wallace wells and from cairo is nbc news foreign correspondent ayman mohyeldin. to you first, seeing as you are in the region. the complexity of what is happening in syria i don't think can be overstated in terms of how many regional actors this pulls in. tell us if you will about the reaction in the region right now as the u.s. signals we may take a more aggressive stance on syria, although what that stance is in specific we do not yet know. >> well, the reaction really has kind of fallen along the same fault lines that the conflict it itself has shaped out over the course of the last several years and that really involves both the allies and the opponents of the syrian regime. on one hand you have gulf countries, gulf arab countries like saudi arabia, united arab emirates and qatar and others, pushing for international intervention. that doesn't necessarily mean mil
. >> the way it starts. >> wearing blinds already. >> exactly. >> and in washington, senior political editor and white house correspondent for "the huffington post" sam stein. >> who is actually was going to be there, but not old enough yet. next year. sam stein. >> he got carded. >> i wouldn't make a joke of it actually. i think that was really, really disturbing. that young lady who is 20, is obviously deeply troubled, deeply disturbed, clearly has confidence issues, eating disorder and i don't think anybody should have put her on stage. that was disgusting and embarrassing. >> i've been around the track a few times, i have two older boys. >> they don't think that's attractive, miley. >> so anyway -- >> nobody does, actually. >> if i could finish what i'm going to say. >> sorry. >> the point you're going to make what is i just said. that was not attractive. that was not fun. that was not funny. that was really, really bad for anybody who's younger and impressionable and she's really messed up. >> of course she's messed up. here's the problem -- >> they should be ashamed of themselves. >> t
back on august 21st with that alleged chemical weapons attack. >> ayman, thank you. back in washington we have lieutenant colonel anthony schafer, a senior fellow and external communications director at the center for advanced studies and perry bacon, political editor at the grio. colonel, i feel like there's a number of variables in the situation. help me understand what you think are the more important dynamics and what dynamics, if any, i'm completely missing out on. i think we have to consider the impact of iraq/afghanistan, that the country is in a sort of war fatigue. i think we have to consider russia, assad's key ally, as somebody holding us back from acting. i think we have to consider the rebels are not exactly people we may want to be working with. we don't know who the next dictator will be if we support them. also, just being the world's policemen has not gotten us as far as we'd like it to. what dynamics are a part of this? >> all of the above. there's a no-win scenario. it's really nowhere to go. the idea is we've decided to do something. what should that be? this is --
vomit if, in fact, a chemical attack has actually happened. in a less formal statement, washington officials have said that we have seen all of this before. in fact, discussing this back or in the bush administration, saying that the bush administration pointed to weapons of mass distraction, which were never found in a rat, and yet that led to an occupation and 10 years plus of united states involvement in the country, so russian officials urging caution, that they do not want to see a repeat of the situation in syria, and they are basically asking the u.s. to hold off until the u.n. investigation has taken place and they know more about the situation. >> despite harsh rhetoric against this theory in government and the u.s. military waiting for a green light to attack, it appears the americans do not want an intervention. are what the latest polls. a small percentage want their president to act, but about 60% say america should not stay away -- i mean, it should stay away civil war in syria. but there is a statement that obama should do more for the rebels then just send them on,
out yesterday on the anniversary. she's a contributing editor and writer at the washington magazine. her work has appeared in the nation, news day, new york times, mother jones, village boys, salon -- and author of two other books home fires burning, married to military for better or worse. she had traveled all over the country for a year-and-a-half to cover at the quality of the indigent today. she had to travel the count country to get here today. she came from maryland. we are very excited she's here. her well recent investigation shows inadequacy of our legal system. let's welcome her. [ applause ] >> hi, thanks for having me. i'm very excited to be here, if a bit sleepy. as he said, my new book was really an effort to take the temperature of public defense across the country and i visited a lot of public defenders offices, watched a lot of trials and discovered that there was a crisis in the court's that probably all of you are well aware of and really tried to dig in and find out what was going on and where all these problems were arising that we didn't have equal justice 50
to mark the 50th apversary of the civil rights march on washington led by dr. martin luther king junior. president barack obama will speak on the actual anniversary that is wednesday. while we remember how far the nation has come, we are reminded how far we still have to go even if we are in a progressive city like san francisco. kpix5 on the numbers that show inquality still exists. -- inequality still exists. >> reporter: san francisco has knocked but one trend. 60% of san francisco residents are african-american but they account for more than half of the inmates in jail. >> there is no way you can statistically justify that calculation. >> reporter: former schwarzenegger administration spoke on kpix5 sunday morning. >> i think we have to dig deeper to find answers for why we have this type of disparity in a city that is supposed to be so focused on creating equality. >> it is the struggle that continues across the nation. powell on "face the nation" on what martin luther king junior would say today. >> congratulations on all of the progress that has been made, let's keep going. the
now from washington. >> reporter: u.n. weapons inspectors will soon be at the scene of what appears to have been a chemical weapons attack outside of damascus. the syrian government has agreed to cooperate and suspend fighting in the area while it continues to deny responsibility. >> we have said it once, twice, and we offer again our assurances that we have never used there nor anywhere else in syria chemical weapons in any shape or form. >> reporter: but senior british and u.s. officials say that there is little doubt that the syrian regime carried out the attack but evidence has been degraded and destroyed. >> we cannot in the 21st century allow the idea that chemical weapons can be used with impunity, that people could be killed in this way and that there are no consequences for it. >> reporter: but russia says that there is evidence that syrian rebels were responsible and the foreign ministry says that any military response targeting its alley, the assad regime, would be a mistake and inflame the region but military action is among the options being considered by the barack oba
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